Audio-Technica AT-LP5X Turntable


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Historical roots, contemporary tech

Building on Audio-Technica’s analog heritage and over 50 years of Japanese audio design, the AT-LP5X features upgraded technology while keeping the contemporary style and acclaimed performance of its predecessor, the AT-LP5.

Constructed of anti-vibration damping materials with heavy-mass metal chassis inserts, the AT-LP5X turntable has been designed to limit low-frequency acoustical feedback. Its precision-machined, die-cast aluminum platter is powered by a direct-drive, low-noise motor, ensuring stable, on-axis rotation at 33-1/3, 45 and 78 RPM. A 5mm thick rubber-damping mat, which isolates from low frequency feedback while providing a highly stable surface for all LP formats, tops the platter.

Turntable with high-fidelity heritage

Born of Audio-Technica’s rich analog heritage, the AT-LP5X incorporates a J-shaped tonearm that takes its inspiration from the classic A-T models of the 1960s and ’70s.

Latest technology, contemporary style

This next-generation LP5 turntable pushes the acclaimed performance of its predecessor to new heights, with upgraded features like the versatile AT-VM95E cartridge and a preamp gain switch to accommodate both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges.

Product highlights

  • Direct-drive, low noise motor
  • Fully manual operation with three speeds: 33-1/3, 45 and 78 RPM
  • AT-VM95E Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge (black) with replaceable stylus
  • Lightweight AT-HS6 headshell
  • J-shaped tonearm, modeled after original Audio-Technica designs from the 1960s and ’70s, is engineered to minimize tracking errors
  • Switchable MM/MC built-in pre-amplifier and line enables connection to components with or without a dedicated phono input
  • Anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter
  • Heavy rubber damping mat for improved low-frequency reproduction
  • AC adapter handles AC/DC conversion outside of the chassis, reducing noise in the signal chain
  • Elegant matte black finish
  • Includes dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) stereo cable, 45 RPM adapter, USB cable
  • Included dust cover and mounting hardware


  • Type: 3-speed, fully manual operation
  • Motor: DC motor
  • Drive method: Direct drive
  • Speeds: 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM
  • Turntable platter: Die-cast aluminum
  • Starting torque: >1.0
  • Braking system: Electronic brake
  • Wow and flutter: <0.2% WRMS (33 RPM) at 3kHz
  • SNR: >50dB
  • Output level
    • PHONO: 4mV nominal at 1kHz, 5cm/sec
    • LINE (MM): 250mV nominal at 1kHz, 5cm/sec
  • Phono pre-amp gain:
    • MM: 36dB nominal, RIAA equalized
    • MC: 56dB nominal, RIAA equalized
  • USB function
    • A/D: -16bit 44.1kHz or 48kHz USB selectable
    • Computer interface: USB 2.0 compliant Windows 7 or above, Mac OSX or above
  • Power supply requirements: 100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions: 450mm (17.72”) x 352mm (13.86”) x 157mm (6.18”) (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 7.3 kg (16.1 lbs)
  • Tonearm type: Static balanced J-shaped tonearm
  • Effective arm length: 247mm
  • Overhang: 17mm
  • Tracking error angle: Less than 3”
  • Applicable cartridge weight: 15 to 20g (including headshell)

What’s included 

  • Dust cover
  • Rubber mat
  • Platter
  • Counterweight
  • Headshell (AT-HS6) with VM stereo cartridge (AT-VM95E)
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • Dust cover hinges
  • USB cable (1.9 m (6.2'))
  • RCA audio cable (approx. 1.0 m (3.3'))
  • AC adapter (approx. 1.5 m (4.9') (AD-SE1220KZ)

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